Saturday, June 19, 2010

Letter to Bishop Peña


OPEN LETTER TO BISHOP PEÑA

June 18, 2010

Dear Bishop Peña,

Do you remember what day today is?

It just so happens that today is the 7th Anniversary of your hostile take-over of Holy Spirit parish in McAllen. A lot of very sad things happened because of that take-over, the worst of which should always remain heavily on your conscience.

As you may remember, your actions caused a great number of our parish families to leave Holy Spirit parish for other Catholic parishes, thereby destroying one of the most vibrant Catholic parishes in the Valley (your words).

Many of our parish families left the Catholic Church entirely and have became active members of other local Protestant religious entities. Many have quit attending church altogether, due to the hurt and disgust that they experienced from your actions, depriving them of the salvation of Christ's Eucharist.

We just wanted to remind you that your actions while acting as the spiritual leader of our church have not been forgotten. They never will.

May God have mercy on you.

Holy Spirit Parishioners (in Exile).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fr. Pedro Briseno being moved from the KMBH tv station, Fr. Eduardo Ortega being removed from the Shrine and replaced by Fr. Amador Garza, Fr. Luis Javier Garcia being removed from the Tribunal and replaced by Fr. Ricardo Garcia and the 100 Days of Blessings being scrapped are all interpreted to mean that the old way of doing things sucked wind. Looks like Pena's legacy preceeded him to infamy.

Anonymous said...

Seven years is a long time to hold a chip on your shoulder. I pray that whichever church you now attend helps heal your anger.

Anonymous said...

Monsignor Robert Maher is still Vicar General. Monsignor Bert Diaz is still the Chancellor of the Diocese.

The 100 Days of Blessing wasn't scrapped. It has only been postponed. Monsignor Maher explained that one Sunday to his parishioners at St. Joseph's.

Finally, Bp. Flores is more conservative than Bp. Pena.

Get over it and move on. Seven years of bitching and complaining is way too much.

Newcastle Fruit Baskets said...

It is indeed a blessing to forgive and move on.

derDenker1992 said...

God said to forgive 77 times 7 times. Stop being mean, bad-tempered and angry. Quarreling with harsh words, and dislike of others should have no place in you. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, Just as God has forgiven you because you belong to Christ.” (Ephesians 4:17-32 LB) “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22

jorge said...

I know Bishop Raymundo Pena and have always supported his decisions. I am certain there were things we are not previliged to hear,see, and touch, that is entrusted to our spiritual leaders to decide. Have some faith(apostltic-faith), which has existed for over 2 thousand years and passed down from Jesus Christ. reflect on scourging at the pilar. Rebuild and love this bride of Chirst. Is this choice not better than the other temptation?

Mike Bee said...

The 100 Days of Blessing wasn't scrapped. It has only been postponed. Monsignor Maher explained that one Sunday to his parishioners at St. Joseph's.

Finally, Bp. Flores is more conservative than Bp. Pena.

Get over it and move on. Seven years of bitching and complaining is way too much.